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Common Food Preservative May Slow, Halt Tumor Growth

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A common food preservative appears to slow or even stop the growth of certain head and neck cancers, according to a University of Michigan study. The researchers found that the anti-bacterial agent Nisin activates a protein that promotes cell death in cancer cells, but does not harm normal ‘good’ cells. Oral cancer is a leading […]

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US Study: Possible Breakthrough in Treating Breast Cancer

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. study is giving doctors hope that they could one day find a cure for breast cancer — the number one cause of cancer deaths in women. The study published in the online journal Nature looks at the genetics of breast cancer. It finds that there are four major types of breast cancer […]

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US Doctors Pinpoint Cells in Which Cervical Cancer Originates

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A team of U.S. medial researchers say they have found the specific cells in which cervical cancer, the third most common cancer in women, originates. Scientists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say their findings could lead to new ways to treat or even prevent the disease. The doctors discovered a […]

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Fake Anti-Cancer Drug Avastin Found Again in US

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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For the second time in two months, a fake version of the widely used anti-cancer drug Avastin has been found in the United States. The U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration warned doctors late Tuesday that the counterfeit Avastin does not contain the active ingredient used to treat colon, lung, kidney and brain cancers. British […]

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Ex-Chief of Japan Nuclear Plant Has Cancer

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say the former head of Japan’s troubled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant has been diagnosed with cancer, but that it is likely not related to radiation exposure. A spokesperson at the Tokyo Electric Power Company said Friday that Masao Yoshida has informed the company that he has cancer of the esophagus. The 56-year-old Yoshida […]

US Revokes Use of Breast Cancer Drug

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has revoked use of one of the world’s best-selling cancer drugs as a treatment for advanced breast cancer. Government health officials said Friday there is no proof that the use of Avastin extends the lives of patients and that its use may produce dangerous side effects. The commissioner of the U.S. Food and […]

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US Government Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. government medical panel is recommending that a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in girls should be given to boys as well to help stop the disease. The panel is urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to formally recommend vaccinating 11- and 12 year-old boys against the human papillomavirus, known as […]

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U.S. Panel: No PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An expert medical panel is planning to recommend healthy men forgo a common test that screens for prostate cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is set to release a report next week saying the so-called PSA test is unhelpful, but not because it fails to identify people with the cancer. In fact, the test, […]

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U.S. Panel: No PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An expert medical panel is planning to recommend healthy men forego a common test that screens for prostate cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the so-called PSA test is unhelpful, but not because it fails to identify people with the cancer. In fact, the test, which measures the level of the prostate-specific antigen […]

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Studies: 9/11 Firefighters More Likely to Get Cancer

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Firefighters who rushed to the rescue in New York City after the September 11 terrorist attacks are finding the health consequences still unfolding. New studies published Thursday in the Lancet medical journal say a decade after the attacks, firefighters who were exposed to toxic fumes and dust clouds are significantly more likely to get cancer […]

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